Baby Shower- another happiest phase in the life of a Woman
Marriage is one of the most auspicious and happiest days in life a couple. They dream of this day for many days excitedly along with their family members. There are various responsibilities to be taken care of by a wife and a husband after marriage. They have to play various roles such as husband and wife, of a daughter in law and son in law, and many such responsibilities. They are another vital and major expectation a couple is expected of, i.e. being parents to a child and blessing the family with a grandchild.
Being a parent to a child is also the dream of a husband and wife. It is accounted for as one of the biggest moments in their world as well. A child is believed to complete the family. Hence it is considered as one of the biggest joys for a family. Though dreaming of a child is one of the biggest happiness for each member of the family it is also a turn of events for a husband and wife. It is a matter of preparing themselves not just physically but mentally as well. They have to plan a lot of things. A couple has to prepare themselves financially and also gather a lot of knowledge and information from the people who have experienced this phase of life.
What is a Baby Shower?
A baby shower is a ceremony that is done to celebrate the occasion of welcoming a new member soon in the family. It is a function witnessed by mostly ladies of the family and their female friends though male members of the family can attend the ceremony as well. The new mother to be is dressed up to the best for the ceremony. The ceremony is also known as ‘Godh Bharai’ in Hindi which means may God bless you with a child and along with happiness, love, and care. The mother soon to be is blessed with lots of happiness and the choicest blessings from all the members present on the occasion.
The ceremony involves gifting the new mother with various fruits, sweets, dresses, and money. The place where the new mother is being seated is decorated with flowers and many other decorative things. The family members invite their relatives and friends. In the initial stage of the ceremony, some rituals are being performed by the new mother’s mother in law. She performs a ceremony of warding the evil eye off from her daughter in law and the family. It is performed for the safe health of the baby. Later other female members of the family gift things such as fruits, jewelry, dresses, money, and lots of blessings to the mother to be.
The mother in law of the pregnant woman gifts her with some auspicious and precious gifts. It is a moment of joy and cheerful vibes all around. The ladies sing and dance to celebrate the occasion. This ceremony takes place usually in the seventh month of the pregnancy. People take pictures to capture the moment. The ceremony is not just a way to celebrate the occasion but is also one of the most precious and valuable moments for a wide, a daughter, a daughter in law, who is soon going to step in the precious bond of motherhood. The ceremony is concluded with a meal for the guests of the function.
Let us have a look at some of the important things required for the ceremony:
- Decorative things
- Things to perform the holy rituals
- Few utensils and many such things
Let us also have a glance at some of the important services which are required for the ceremony:
- A venue to perform the ceremony
- Arrangement for the guests to be seated
- Photographer and videographer